The model was faced with abrupt answers from the Notting Hill star as she presented pre-ceremony TV coverage from the Academy Awards red carpet.
After some people have voiced the opinion that Hugh was being “rude” and “dismissive” with his responses, Ashley has now been asked for her take on the viral moment.
When asked by TMZ about the support she has received over their exchange, Ashley kept it classy with a simple response.
“You know what, my mama told me to kill people with kindness,” she said.
Ashley later insisted she had enjoyed hosting the red carpet, adding: “I had so much fun. My feet hurt though!”
Hugh seemed to have no love for Ashley’s questions during their red carpet exchange on Sunday.
When asked if he was rooting for anyone to win, he said: “No one in particular.”
And asked what he was wearing, he replied: “Just my suit.”
“Well, I’m barely in it. I’m in it for three seconds,” Hugh told Ashley when she asked about how he felt about his role.
“Yeah, but still, you showed up and had fun, right?” Ashley attempted.
“Uh, almost,” Hugh responded.
Hugh is yet to comment on the chatter surrounding his red carpet appearance, but did raise some smiles during the Oscars ceremony himself with one very self-deprecating joke.